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RETABLOS31-presented by MECA in collaboration with Lawndale Art Center (Pickup Aug 17 & 18, 11am-4pm)

Tins will be disbursed at MECA (1900 Kane Street, Houston TX 77007)

MECA is pleased to announce Retablos31 – an annual silent auction fundraiser and exhibition of retablos celebrating the tradition of devotional painting, presented in collaboration with Lawndale Art Center. For this exhibition MECA invites artists from the Houston community to create original works of art following the tradition of devotional retablo making.

​Retablos31 Exhibition Dates:
Monday, October 15, 2018 – Friday, November 2, 2018

Retablos31 Silent Auction & Closing Party:
Thursday, November 2, 2018 | 7-11 PM

The theme of Retablos31 is promesas cumplidas (promises kept); promesas pedidas (promises made); devotional to a loved one (devocional a un ser amado), saint (a un santo), higher power (a un poder superior); and healing (sanación).

MECA will distribute 200 tins on a first-come, first-serve basis – one tin per artist. Participating artists MUST be present to pick up tin material in person.

Silent auction bidding of the completed retablos begins at the artist’s designated minimum starting bid. $150 is the maximum starting bid. Bidding on each item will increase by minimum increments of $25.

Participating artists will be offered 50% of the proceeds from the sale of their retablo in the Silent Auction, which will take place on Friday, November 2nd — Dia de los Muertos — and will receive a complimentary ticket to the event.​

Participating artists receive tin material distributed by MECA to start with and agree to observe the established theme with the following restrictions:

Each work must incorporate the metal issued by MECA (other materials may be added, but tins may not be substituted and will not be accepted.)

Maximum finished size: 11″ x 13″ x 5″ deep. Please take note of this!

Finished artworks must be submitted ready to hang from the wall (all necessary hardware needed to install the artwork must be included). L nails can be provided by MECA for works using only the surface of the provided metal.

MECA will not display artwork which does not met all stated conditions or lacks sufficient structural integrity for exhibition and sale.

Retablo Tin Pick up
Friday, August 17, 2018 | 11 AM – 4 PM
Saturday, August 18, 2018 | 11 AM – 4 PM

Finished Retablo Delivery:
DEADLINE: September 29 – October 1, 2018 | 11 AM – 4 PM

MECA Houston

1900 Kane

Houston, TX 77007

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